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[Minnesota] Norland pushes to keep North Mankato's Tobacco 21 policy

North Mankato City Council member Diane Norland plans to fight for North Mankato's recent policy to raise the legal age to buy tobacco products to 21. Norland has included a motion in next week's meeting to formally move forward with enforcing the city'
Mankato (MN) Free Press
added Mar 15, 2018 14:12
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[South Dakota] Jackley: State Gets $27M Tobacco Settlement, Sues Drugmakers

Jackley's office said the agreement settles a long dispute over enforcement of a 1998 settlement that requires tobacco companies to compensate 46 states, including South Dakota, for public health costs from smoking-related illnesses. The companies had ar
AP - Associated Press
added Mar 14, 2018 23:06
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[District of Columbia] Lung Cancer Advocates Join American Lung Association on Capitol Hill to Support Everyone Facing Lung Cancer, the Leading Cancer Killer

The American Lung Association and LUNG FORCE Heroes – those personally impacted by lung cancer – from all 50 states have come together today at the U.S. Capitol to urge Congress to support policies that will help save lives during the American Lung Associ
PR Newswire
added Mar 14, 2018 21:21

Florida Jury Finds Punitive Damages Not Warranted In Engle Progeny Suit ($$)

punitive damages were not warranted in an Engle progeny suit in which jurors were tasked with deciding whether punitive damages were warranted for the family of a woman who died from lung cancer she developed from smoking cigarettes (Teresa Starr-Blundell
Lexis Nexis
added Mar 14, 2018 20:03

[California] Chula Vista sets rules for tobacco retailers

Chula Vista will now require stores that sell tobacco or electronic cigarettes to obtain a permit — a move intended to curb underage smoking. Under a set of regulations approved by the City Council last week, shops must also keep tobacco products off sel
San Diego (CA) Union-Tribune
added Mar 14, 2018 17:04

[Kentucky] BLAIR: Norquist group calls for defeat of Ky. House’s ‘regressive’ taxes on opioids, cigarettes

The second misguided tax hike under consideration is an 83 percent increase in the state cigarette tax. Cigarette tax hikes are often sold as a way to raise significant tax revenue from disfavored people — smokers. Like a tax on prescription medicines, h
Lexington (KY) Herald-Leader
added Mar 14, 2018 17:02

Proposed Mississippi cigarette tax hikes nearly dead

With less than three weeks left in the 2018 regular session, an effort by Mississippi lawmakers to raise tobacco taxes is on its deathbed. Senate Bill 3048, which could have been used to raise taxes, died when the House Ways and Means Committee didn't t
AP - Associated Press
added Mar 15, 2018 14:13

[Illinois] Elmhurst moves to regulate vapes and other non-tobacco nicotine

The change means those who violate the rules may be subject to a city citation and civil penalty rather than a criminal charge under state law. For example, someone under age 18, the legal age for purchase of tobacco and other nicotine products, who man
Chicago Tribune
added Mar 15, 2018 14:13

[Pennsylvania] $24 Million Flue-Cured Tobacco Settlement: Time Running Out

The Court has finally approved the $24 million Settlement with U.S. Tobacco Cooperative, Inc. ("U.S. Tobacco"), formerly known as Flue-Cured Tobacco Cooperative Stabilization Corporation, to resolve legal claims made by current and former U.S. Tobacco me
Pennsylvania Ag Connection
added Mar 15, 2018 14:12

Tobacco settlement releases $34 million to North Dakota

has forced North Dakota to devote considerable resources and money to prove it diligently enforced its laws, according to Stenehjem, who said North Dakota won its first arbitration dispute, concerning funds withheld in 2003. If it had not prevailed, the s
Bismarck (ND) Tribune
added Mar 14, 2018 23:11
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